‘If These Stones Could Speak’: Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November

If These Stones Could Speak

A dramatic and musical production from The Redbourn Players and St Mary’s Church with characters, stories and music celebrating 900 years of St Mary’s history.

Staged on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2022, 7.30pm inside the church.

  • Meet the monks in 1100 trying to work out which way is east to orientate the church
  • Find out how the bones of St Amphibalus were discovered under Redbourn Common
  • When were St Mary’s vicars required to provide a full suit of armour?
  • Meet the stonemasons who built the Norman arches
  • How did the Black Death affect Redbourn and St Mary’s?
  • Which Redbourn vicar spent more time playing cricket than in church?

Interspersing the dramatic sketches and amusing stories, the choir will perform music from each century of the church’s history. Lighting effects will give an idea of the evolution of the historic building, and interval drinks and food will provide a taste of history.

Be prepare to be amazed and amused by 900 years of history, with this feast for all the senses!

Tickets are £12.50 and are available from

All proceeds will go to the St Mary’s Charity of the Year, Emmaus Hertfordshire.

To enhance this celebration of local history, the following activities will run during the afternoon on Saturday 19th November:

  • St Albans Tour Guides will lead local history tours departing from Redbourn Museum at 2pm and finishing at St Mary’s Church at 3pm.
  • The St Mary’s Bellringers will have a live-feed screened inside the church as they ring the bells during the afternoon.
  • An exhibition of historic photographs from St Mary’s will be displayed in the Transept.
  • Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.

These extra afternoon activities are free of charge, with donations to Emmaus Hertfordshire gratefully appreciated.

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